Jamaican Musicians

Encyclopaedia Africana W September 17, 2020 WAYNE WONDER

Wonder played an important role in the success of Buju Banton, writing Banton’s early hits “Murderer,” “Deportee,” and “Boom Bye Bye”; recording a duet (“Bonafide Love [Movie Star]”); and touring the world together.

B Encyclopaedia Africana September 17, 2020 BURNING SPEAR

You develop your mind so that it can do the work of separation. Otherwise, you won’t go nowhere. You think you’re going forward, but you’re going backward.

Encyclopaedia Africana J September 17, 2020 JOHN HOLT

Holt was prolific for the next decade. He released more than 40 albums in all, and although his last was in 1993, he remained a popular live artist whose final appearance was in August at the One Love festival in Milton Keynes, where he was taken ill.

Encyclopaedia Africana G September 17, 2020 GARNETT SILK

“He lives on and we all in the music industry need to do more to make the younger generation know about the amazing works of Garnet Silk, his music…”

Media (RH) Resources Hub September 12, 2020 Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals dies

Toots was 77 years of age and had been contracted Covid-19.

Encyclopaedia Africana K September 12, 2020 KOFFEE

“I want to bring positive change to the world because I think the world needs that more than just individual success”

C Encyclopaedia Africana September 12, 2020 CHRONIXX

For Chronixx himself, music is a mission and history is being made everyday still.

Encyclopaedia Africana J September 12, 2020 JACOB “KILLER” MILLER

Known for his signature vibrato style, later influencing singers such as Dennis Brown and George Nooks, Jacob Miller left behind hits including Tenement Yard, Tired Fe Lick Weed In a Bush and Everything Great.

Encyclopaedia Africana P September 11, 2020 PETER TOSH

“Don’t care where you come from/As long as you’re a black man, you’re an African.”

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